I was raised a JW so I proudly walked around with that stupid card they carry that tells EMS not to give blood even in a life threatening situation. I remember my aunt having a hell of a time getting a simple surgery done because she couldn't find a surgeon that would do it without blood. One lady in our church died from him hawing around way too long on the blood/surgery issue. She was really heralded as a devout follower for that one. I remember my grandfather telling me that ************ led to being gay, which only had me wondering how many times would it take locked in the bathroom with the JC Penny catalog before I was flipping over from the women's underwear section to the men's. In true Christian hypocrite fashion, grampa could regularly be found up late watching Skinemax. Then there were the holiday issues. No holidays for JW kids, not even birthdays. One year in 5th grade we had a Christmas tree in class that was just a tall cardboard tube that you'd stick wires twisted up with tinsel into. There was one wire for every kid in class so I took mine and walked up and stuck it into the tree. Later I got a spanking for helping to "decorate" that tree when my stepfather went to the school for a conference and the teacher mentioned that he was surprised to see me help out on that. I suppose the worst thing religion ever did to me was splitting my whole family up. My dad got shunned by the church for some perceived moral issue and from there on it was nothing but "he's a bad influence!" and "he's a worldly person! Of the devil!" from everyone else. Turns out it's hard to be a dad and be around for your kid when you have a kid's entire family going to court to tell them what an evil influence you are. He finally got fed up with it and ran off to another state and I only just got in contact with him about a year ago. Found out a bunch of interesting stuff about my nutsack family ant their church BS. What about you? What's the stupidest thing you ever did or put up with in the name of god before you saw the light of reason? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!